I was awarded a British Science Association media fellowship in 2015. Supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), I abandoned the lab to work as a science journalist at Nature News. I wrote a series of news stories for print and online. I learned about the challenges and opportunities of good science reporting, and returned to my lab a better writer and communicator.
I was invited to take part in the Web We Want festival at the Southbank Centre in London, in May 2015. The festival marked 25 years of the World Wide Web, and explored its past and its possible future. I took part in a session that explored whether the internet may be changing the architecture of our brains; the panel was curated by AXNS Collective, a curatorial collective at the intersect between science and art.